Monday, December 17, 2007

Mary Jones Hardy

October 8, 1924- December 17, 2007

Mary Jones Hardy, 83, was the daughter of the late John Oliver and Erna Coker Jones. She was a native of Neshoba County and has been a resident of Madison for many years. She retired after 21 years of work at a child daycare center and she was a member of Madison First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Claudie Hardy. Survivors include her sons, Jerry Claudie Hardy and wife, Judy of Vicksburg, Carol Frank Hardy and wife, Kay of Crocker, TX, Dale Hardy and wife, Robyn of Longview, TX, and Mark Wayne Hardy and wife, Kelli of Madison; grandchildren, Kim Adams and husband, Japheth, Jessica Scherm and husband, Karl, Jennifer Hardy, Jay Hardy and wife, Beth, Stephen Hardy, and Ashleigh Hardy; three great grandchildren; and brother, Wyndel Jones and wife, Audie of Franklin, TN.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

White Elephant Party

This year we will be in Texas for New Year's so we decided to have a White Elephant Christmas Party instead.

We had a great time with friends and tons of food! The presents were great for some laughs. The newly weds weren't the only ones giving wedding gifts at the party. Several of the gifts were from people who had been married for 5 years, but somehow the wedding gifts resurfaced!
We had a special surprise guest from Texas! Came decked out with a Santa hat and everything. The only trouble with that is I almost lost the best gift to him!! (A dancing, talking George W. Bush)!

This last picture is Kristen Tilley and I who are both due the first week of April (4th & 6th). We figured we would go ahead and start taking pictures of our kids together, since they will be such good friends later:)

Friday, November 30, 2007

5 Wonderful Years!!

Well, we made it, 5 years of marriage. We are still waiting for the hard part to come! To this day the only struggle we have is deciding what to eat for dinner. We have been so blessed and thank God for the grace He has given us.

For our anniversary we went to New York City. We stayed at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, which was within walking distance of all the great NYC attractions. We had dinner in Times Square and enjoyed the crisp winter weather.

We also had the priviledge of seeing the Rockette's Christmas Spectacular. It truely was amazing! We sat on the second row, so we didn't miss a thing:). It was very moving, if New York City can say Merry Christmas, what's wrong with the rest of the country?!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Halfway There!

We did NOT find out if it is a boy or girl, so you will just have to wait until April to find out! Everything looked great when we went! Nothing unusual to report. The heart rate was 142 so you can make your predictions from there:) Make sure you vote (poll to the left:)!!

Hope you all have a GREAT THANKSGIVING!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Willow Valley-LeTourneau

We had the pleasure of being invited again this year to the Willow Valley Event that LeTourneau Unv. holds every year in Lancaster, PA.
The University brings their best and brightest to talk to perspective students and alumni. Karl and I went to the college fair and talked with students interested in LU. We got to meet up with several friends from our time at LU.
Along with the treat of getting to see old friends and co-workers, this year we had the priviledge of meeting the University's new President, Dr. Dale Lunsford. He truely is a man after God's own heart, and we are excited to see where the Unv. goes under his leadership!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Pumpkin Carving Party

We had a pumpkin carving party this year. We all had a great time, but I'll admit we didn't even carve one pumpkin!! It was pretty cool out and the 5 or 6 two-year olds, at the party, were having too much fun just chasing each other through the house!

We had lots of great "Fall Treats"! Chili, Beer Cheese Soup, halloween shaped sugar cookies, sausage balls, wassail and more!

Maybe we'll try again next year! You know us, any excuse to have a party:)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Feels like October

Yesterday it was in the 90's, but today it finally feels like October!
I actually had to wear a sweatshirt this morning, when my friend Sarah and I went for a walk. Hot chocolate and s'mores are right around the corner:)

After our walk, I went with some other friends to a local nursery where they had hayrides, pumpkin painting, pigs and a moon bouce for the kids! Along for the hayride was (from left to right): Katie & Maryn, me & baby Scherm, Reagan, Julie & Avery, and Dana & Kaleigh. Reagan and Kaleigh had a great time playing in the moon bouce and on the huge slide! We all had fun playing in the hay, eating fresh popcorn and enjoying the crisp cool air.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Dr.'s Appointment

I had a a doctor's appointment today and it went really well. I got to hear the heartbeat again, which was funny cause the baby wouldn't stop moving! The doctor kept getting a little sound and then it would move away. She did finally get it and it was beating at 140 beats per minutes!

The 1st ultrasound we had the baby was asleep and they couldn't wake it up, now it won't be still! I haven't felt the baby move yet, but hopefully it will happen soon:).

Sunday, September 30, 2007

San Francisco

There's nothing like getting to see both of your sisters in one week!
I had a conference in San Francisco this week. Kim was nice enough to drive all the way down from Christmas Valley, OR to see me!! We hung out for a couple days in San Fran. We went to the Golden Gate Bridge and to the Fisherman's Wharf (Pier 39). It was great to get to have a little vacation with her and her younger two daughters (Lexi didn't come cause she was in school). Jordyn and I kept matching, so we had to take a picture!

There were lots of cool shops at the Fisherman's Wharf. One of which was the Bubba Gump store, where we found this sign. For pet lovers you know it's true. There's nothing better than a pet that doesn't talk back, just wants to be loved:)

Sea Lions

The most incredible thing about the Fisherman's Wharf was the Sea Lions! No one mentioned this to us, before we went. There were at least 100 sea lions, laying out on the docks, just sun bathing. It was so cool. They were barking at each other and fighting over spots to lie in the sun.
I would have loved to stay out there longer, but my pregnant stomach couldn't handle the smell! :)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

First Trimester

Life truely is a miracle! It still amazes me that we are really having a baby. Doctors said we probably wouldn't be able to conceive on our own. I guess they don't know God has a good sense of humor and likes to do things on His own time!!

I must say people warned me about the nausea, gas, cravings, frequent urination and constant tiredness, but not about the crazy dreams!! That has been the biggest surprise.

As you can see from the picture the baby already has arms, legs, fingers & toes. The craziest is you can see the little brain in there, really looks like a brain:) The baby must have gotten that from Karl since it is big enough to fill the skull already. The sound of the heart was like a little train chugging along. And the little guy (or girl) waved at us. That was really cool!

I am just crossing over into the second trimester and I feel so much better! It's amazing how much better a trimester can make you feel. I'm sure Karl is excited too, now we don't have to eat at Chick-fil-A every single day! Although driving 2 hours for a Sonic shake is sounding do-able:)

I haven't gained any weight yet (lost about 7lbs.). I'm told it is coming very soon, the pounds that is. I haven't totally gotten my appetite back so hopefully I will only gain baby weight!

We will try to update this often, so if you are interested in Baby Scherm's progress you can check back!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Happy Birthday, Jenni!!!

Happy Birthday Mamma Mia!!!

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday, Aunt Jenni!

We are so glad that you decided to come visit us for your birthday, even if we made you go home at 8am:) Come back soon!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Jenni in D.C.

Jenni and I had so much fun! She got to come up to D.C. for a few days, because she was in Abigail Dowd's wedding. Abigail was so nice to include me in all the wedding festivities. We got to go on a White House tour, see the Oval Office, the Rose Garden and have tea with George and Laura (okay, maybe we didn't have tea with them)! Friday, we enjoyed a beautiful bridal luncheon in Abigail's honor. It was so great to see so many familiar Texas faces there: the Dowds (of course), Gabeharts, Floyds & more!

We wish we had gotten to spend more time together, but at least we got to go get our nails done :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Pregnancy Dreams

The weirdest dream I had was a couple weeks ago. You must know what lead to this dream: I was reading, before I went to bed, about toxoplasmosis. It's a disease that some cats have. It doesn't harm the cat or adults, but it can cause brain damage in a fetus. I read cats get it from eating mice.

In my dream there was a mouse running on the ceililng in our bedroom (which Karl said was impossible, so I had to remind him it was a crazy pregnant dream). I was sleeping on my side and then all of a sudden the mouse goes flying through the air and lands on my hip! I was so scared that he was going to bite me and then I was going to get toxoplasmosis. I was trying to scream for Karl to help me, but I couldn't get any sound out so I was basically hyperventilating. Then I wake up because Karl is tapping me on the hip:) Apparently I was screaming and hyperventilating for real (not just in my dream) and I woke him up!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Announcing the polyp

We thought that we had come up with a great way to tell our parents about Baby Scherm. We had heart charms engraved with "Grandma" and "Gramee", to give our moms. We had our first ultrasound picture with us, which we planned to give to the dads.

We went to Texas the week before Labor Day (I had my 10 year class reunion Sept 1st & 2nd). Karl's parents picked us up from the airport and we were staying with them for a couple days before going to Longview. We gave Karl's mom the box with the Grandma charm and his dad a doo-rag with the ultrasound picture wrapped in it. Karl's mom open the charm and didn't realize what it meant, seeing as she already has 2 grandsons. Dad opened the doo-rag and the picture fell on the floor. When Karl put it in front of him he didn't know what it was.

Finally we had to just tell them, We are having a baby, that is a picture of it and the charm is for her because she will be our baby's grandma!! Of course they were SO excited and couldn't wait to tell people.

Next Karl's grandma came over. We just had the ultrasound picture sitting on the counter in front of her. Karl's mom asked her if she knew what it was. She asked who had cancer cause it looked like someone had a polyp in there colonoscopy. Technology sure has changed since she had a baby!

Since our grand scheme didn't go over so well the first time, we decided to give my parents a "New Grandparents" card with the ultrasound in it. Mom opened her charm first, but she didn't have her glasses on to read Gramee. Then dad opened the card and he knew it wasn't a polyp! After putting her glasses on she LOVED the charm and wore it for the rest of the weekend! They too were VERY excited. I thought I was going to have the hide the phone from mom, so she didn't tell Granny before we got the chance to.

Then we began to tell friends. I can't tell you how welcome the news was to everyone who heard it. Several of my girlfriends cried, while a couple others spilled the beans that they were also pregnant! Two of my very closest friends are pregnant and we are all due within a couple days of each other, Dre & Kristen.

Thank you all so much for sharing in this joy!!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

The Haskell

The Haskell Race has become a great family tradition each year with the Scherms!

Each year we travel to New Jersey to spend the weekend with Karl's Uncle Dick and Aunt Carol. We are always joined by their kids and their kid's kids. Normally we are even lucky enough to get some Scherms up from Texas! This year Karl's mom and dad joined us.

This year we had a great time going to the Knucklehead's Comedy Club. We played a great round of Gin, where the boy's team won (but not by much:). Then Sunday we packed everything up for the races. We spent the day and our money, betting on the horses. We got to see them come out dressed and ready to ride and then go in a watch the races first hand. Nothing beats spending the day with your family!

This year we also had the pleasure of attending our friend Carrie Fitchett's birthday party(convenient of her to live in NJ and have a party the weekend we were there)!! We had a great time hanging out with Carrie and catching up with some LeTourneau friends!